Table 5

Ethnic differences (adjusted mean differencea and mean blood pressure levels) in blood pressure values for all chronic patients

White BritishmmHgOther white, B (95% CI)mmHgAsian, B (95% CI)mmHgCaribbean, B (95% CI)mmHgAfrican, B (95% CI)mmHgBlackb (combined), B (95% CI)mmHg
Systolic blood pressure135.2−0.06 (−1.56 to 1.45)135.1−1.42 (−2.70 to −0.14)c133.82.59 (1.57 to 3.61)d137.83.67 (2.53 to 4.80)d138.82.96 (2.17 to 3.75)d138.2
Diastolic blood pressure78.4−0.09 (−0.77 to 0.59)78.3−0.34 (−1.27 to 0.60)78.01.89 (1.25 to 2.53)d80.32.06 (1.43 to 2.69)d80.41.94 (1.41 to 2.46)d80.3
Mean arterial blood pressure97.3−0.07 (−0.93 to 0.80)97.2−0.68 (−1.34 to −0.03)c96.62.16 (1.42 to 2.90)d99.52.61 (1.93 to 3.30)d99.92.31 (1.74 to 2.88)d99.6
  • B = The adjusted mean difference.

  • a Shows the mean difference in blood pressure for patients from a given ethnic group compared to white British patients. Coefficients are adjusted for age, sex, number of comorbidities, and social deprivation.

  • b Caribbean and African categories combined.

  • c P<0.05.

  • d P<0.001.